Author: Katharine Samberg-Lawrence

Women’s History Month at TRUE Mentors

Honoring International Women’s Day   By: Tara Casazza – TRUE Mentors Board President One of my favorite quotes from a very successful female leader Oprah Winfrey is, “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” International Women’s Day – March 8th is a day to honor and celebrate the achievements … Continued

Black History is American History

Black History is American History By: Veronica Manning, Humanities Scholar & Social Change Facilitator “Black History Month is a necessity; it counteracts the 11 months in the year that our history/legacy is diminished, tainted, manipulated and/or erased altogether.” — Nadia Stanley, television producer and author Every year when February rolls around, it’s inevitable that someone … Continued


As PRIDE month comes to a close, we here at TRUE Mentors want to take a moment to extend our deepest appreciation for our LGBTQ+ participants, volunteers, and community partners who enrich all of our programs. We have greatly enjoyed our PRIDE activities and lessons incorporated into our June enrichment programs. TRUE Mentors is dedicated … Continued

Resources for Allies

TRUE Mentors stands with our Black participants, volunteers, partners, and anyone else touched by senseless violence against all forms of racism and discrimination. Our organization is made stronger and better by our diversity. We are committed to being allies to all underserved communities and doing our part to fight systemic racism. We understand that we … Continued

TRUE Mentors Isolation Activity Point Challenge

TRUE Mentors Isolation Activity Point Challenge Congratulations to our April winner of the TRUE Mentors Isolation Challenge, Kimberly Ferrer. We are pleased to announce the addition of new Isolation Challenge initiatives. See below for updates!   Rules and Regulations: The participant with the most points by the end of May will receive two (2) rented … Continued

Welcome to our new Program Coordinator Maria Lara

On behalf of the TRUE Mentors, I am excited to extend a warm welcome to Maria Lara as the organization’s new Program Coordinator. Although new to her role as Program Coordinator, Maria Lara has been involved with TRUE Mentors since 2016; teaching clubs with topics in Social Problems and Change, Cultures and Values, and helping in the 2017 theatrical … Continued

Giving TRUESday 2019

  For Immediate Release December 3, 2019 Contact: Katharine Samberg-Lawrence   TRUE Mentors Kicks off the Global #GivingTRUEsday Movement TRUE starts with YOU! Support Program Expansion in 2019   On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, kick-off the holiday season of giving and help build a bright future for Hudson County youth by supporting TRUE Mentors, … Continued

November Match of Month

A’nyah Rivera and Janelly Ramos Janelly joined TRUE Mentors November of last year when her friend, Sylvia, introduced her. Janelly saw the programs TRUE Mentors offers and knew she wanted to be a part of this organization. Since January, Janelly has mentored A’nyah. Once Janelly came into A’nyah’s life a little over a year ago … Continued